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French M1822 Percussion Cavalry Pistol

This model was made originally as a percussion pistol at the Chatellerault Arsenal and is marked "Mre Impale de Chatellerault" in script on the lockplate. Tapering round 8" barrel of .69 caliber with octagonal breech and shallow rifling (worn). Barrel markings are worn, but the serial number "193" matches the number in the cartouche on the left side of the stock. Walnut stock and brass mounts including fore end cap, trigger guard, side plate, and butt cap with steel lanyard ring. Numerous inspection stamps on the brass. Steel ramrod with tulip-shaped end. Steel parts with scattered pitting; stock is solid with no cracks, but shows wear and handling marks typical of age and use. Overall length 14". These French M1822 percussion pistols were widely used throughout Europe and also imported for use during the American Civil War.

FP1378 $595

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